1. Tech Wednesday

    Hello! I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer so far. I wanted to present a brief piece highlighting  technical feats within the film industry. Technology has created many magical moments for movie goers throughout the years. But there is one movie in particular that set the bar for feature film innovation. The Star Wars […]

  2. Calendar of Cool: First Ice Cream Factory Opens

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    On June 15, 1851, chef Jacob Fusseli opened the first ice cream factory in the world. The United States now leads the world in ice-cream production, churning out 1.6 billion gallons a year, all thanks to that humble Pennsylvania factory. In modern factories, scientists and engineers spend countless hours making sure the ice cream is […]

  3. Tech Wednesday with Justin

    Calling all thrill seekers!…..Since summer is finally here, most of you may already have your vacation planned. Your destinations may vary, but a popular place for many Americans is a trip to one of the many theme parks across the US. My home state of Florida is home to one of the premier parks in […]

  4. Fun Fact Friday: Reading Rainbow Kickstarter

    Did you know that Levar Burton recently started a Kickstarter (a crowd funding service) to re-launch an all new Reading Rainbow site, and that it raised 1 million dollars in 24 hours? It’s true! Burton, and Reading Rainbow have been covered by Fun Fact Friday before. His tireless efforts to promote reading and literacy have […]

  5. Board Games

    Hi! This is Becky, one of the newest members of the Cache and Cookies blog team. Starting next week I’ll be bringing you the Calendar of Cool, which will detail something  interesting, significant, or just plain cool from history or the modern day. This week, however, I wanted to talk about something that has existed […]

  6. Tech Wednesday with Justin

    The Arc Ever sit across from someone and think to yourself, I wonder what they’re listening to? Well I don’t know about you, but I certainly have. To set the pace for tech Wednesday I wanted to introduce you to something I think you’ll find very cool. I recently came across a truly extraordinary pair […]

  7. Mousey Monday – Mousey’s Farewell

    It is with a heavy heart that to tell our readers that this will be the last Mousey Monday. Mousey is moving on to other new endeavors and adventures. He is thankful for all of the support he has gotten from Discovery Education and our readers. Cache and Cookies will be going through some renovations. […]

  8. Mousey Monday – International Nurses Day

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    Happy Mousey Monday from Mousey to our Cache and Cookies readers! Today is International Nurses Day! This is a day to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions that nurses make to our society. The International Council of Nurses has started the tradition of this day since 1965. Every year, the International Council of Nurses creates and […]

  9. Mousey Monday – Cinco de Mayo

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    Happy Mousey Monday everyone! Today is Cinco de Mayo! Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the United States and some parts of Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla. The holiday originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to celebrate the cause of freedom and democracy through the first years of […]

  10. Fun Fact Friday: Penicillin

    Did you know that the antibiotic penicillin was discovered by accident, when a scientist was cleaning his lab? It’s true! In 1928, Alexander Fleming was soaking dirty Petri dishes in a disinfectant when he noticed that one of the moldy dishes that had previously held Staphylococcus (the origin of the “staph infection”) had its bacteria […]

  11. Mousey Monday – Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

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    Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! Today is the day that the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History closes its dinosaur hall for a previously announced $48 million, 5 years long renovation project. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/smithsonian-dinosaur-hall-to-close-april-28-for-five-year-renovation/2014/01/17/acba089e-7f3d-11e3-95c6-0a7aa80874bc_story.html http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view?assetGuid=b15bd97d-0846-4942-8b86-6ac73b99ed04 The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum complex, located in Washington, DC. Discovery Education has an […]

  12. Meet Becky Topol!

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    Hi! My name is Becky Topol, and I recently joined the Customer and Technical Support team at Discovery Education. I’m a native of Long Island, New York, and graduated from American University in DC with a degree in Psychology. I love horror movies, especially ones by Guillermo del Toro. My hobbies include reading, moviemaking, tabletop […]

  13. Goobric & Doctopus…say huh?!

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    Having just seen the recent Captain America superhero movie, my initial thought was that these were the names of some sort of super villains. To the contrary, these are a couple of awesome tools for assessing student work using Rubrics built into Google Docs! Thanks to our very own DEN STAR, Sandi Dennis for sharing […]